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    What rear shock?

    I've got a coil spring 260 on my bike and I can never tell its there as it's reley crap.

    So, what should I get to replace it spending no more than 100.

    I was thinking of a air one as they always have good reviews.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Sorry, not enough information included to give an opinion.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Sorry.

    What info you need? I've got a Apollo Kanyon mountain 22"....

    Thanks,
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    Well first, I would buy a Fox Float R shock, & then I would buy a decent bike to put it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samburger View Post
    Well first, I would buy a Fox Float R shock, & then I would buy a decent bike to put it on.
    Thanks.

    Bit over my price, and whats wrong with the one I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2008paul View Post
    whats wrong with the one I have?
    Well I guess that depends. What kind of riding are you using the bike for?

    The biggest problem is that a rear shock that will actually work is going to be worth roughly the same amount as your bike was new. Mountain bikes are expensive. I'm in the process of building a budget full suspension bike & the total will come in right around $1300 after I've bought all the parts. The best bang for your buck for a FS bike (from what I've heard) is the Giant Yukon FX, & even that's pushing $1k. So there's the bad news.

    The good news is that if you're using your bike for commuting, riding around the neighborhood, riding on paved paths & dirt roads, etc. then you don't need rear suspension. The best suspension money can't buy is your legs. Try standing up with your knees bent when you go over bumps, & let your legs absorb the shock. Even the kind of riding I do can easily be done on a fully rigid bike (like the one I ride now), but FS is a nice luxury & well worth it considering how much I ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samburger View Post
    Well I guess that depends. What kind of riding are you using the bike for?

    The biggest problem is that a rear shock that will actually work is going to be worth roughly the same amount as your bike was new. Mountain bikes are expensive. I'm in the process of building a budget full suspension bike & the total will come in right around $1300 after I've bought all the parts. The best bang for your buck for a FS bike (from what I've heard) is the Giant Yukon FX, & even that's pushing $1k. So there's the bad news.

    The good news is that if you're using your bike for commuting, riding around the neighborhood, riding on paved paths & dirt roads, etc. then you don't need rear suspension. The best suspension money can't buy is your legs. Try standing up with your knees bent when you go over bumps, & let your legs absorb the shock. Even the kind of riding I do can easily be done on a fully rigid bike (like the one I ride now), but FS is a nice luxury & well worth it considering how much I ride.
    Thanks.

    I know I don't have the best bike but I am slowly adding more good parts to it so by the end it will be reley good.

    I was thinking about building my owen, but fell in the with the look of the frame.

    At the min I just use bike on roads etc but soon want to start useing it for what them bikes are made for.

    Paul

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    I wouldn't worry about the shock, just ride the bike until it wears out. I wouldn't put any reley good parts on it, when something breaks just replace the whole thing.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2008paul View Post
    Thanks.

    I know I don't have the best bike but I am slowly adding more good parts to it so by the end it will be reley good.

    I was thinking about building my owen, but fell in the with the look of the frame.

    At the min I just use bike on roads etc but soon want to start useing it for what them bikes are made for.

    Paul
    Umm, there are no "good" parts that you can put on that bike to make it "really good." You have a budget bike with a budget suspension system. No matter what you do it will ALWAYS be that way.

    You want a really good bike but can't afford to just go buy one all at once? Buy parts as you can afford them and build one. Start with XT level components and a scandium frame. Put mavic rims and either XT or aftermarket (same level) hubs and DT Swiss spokes on it for the rolling bits. Total price would be around $1500-2500 US depending on how good of a deal you get on the parts. Over 2-3 years this isn't that much out of pocket at one time.
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